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Bouvante
Basic information Name: Bouvante
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: France
Mass:help 8.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  Eucrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BOUVANTE-LE-HAUT, FRANCE, STONY METEORITE

Name: BOUVANTE-LE-HAUT

Place of find: 100 m SE. of Bouvante Lake, commune of Bouvante-le-Haut, Drome, France.

44°55'20"N., 5016'04"E.

Date of find: July 30, 1978.

Class and type: Stone. Ca-rich achondrite. Eucrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 8.3 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found by M. Luc Ezingeard, a police officer of Saint-Jean-en­Royans (Drome, France), while picnicking with his family near the lake at Bouvante. The stone, coated with a black glaze, was recovered from a hole 25 cm across and 50-60 cm deep. Attempts to find other similar stones in the area were unsuccessful.

Sources: Dr. F. Kraut and Dr. K.D. Phan, Ecole Nationale Superieur des Mines, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75272 Paris, Cedex 06, France.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 55' 20"N, 5° 16' 4"E)
     Recommended::   (44° 55' 20"N, 5° 16' 4"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Rhone-Alpes, France (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from France (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Bouvante-le-Haut (In NHM Cat)

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